The International Organization for Migration has appointed Ms. Catherine Northing as the new Chief of Mission for the IOM mission in Sudan. Under her leadership, the IOM mission in Sudan will continue its mandate to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, promote international cooperation on migration issues and provide humanitarian assistance and transition opportunities to both migrants in need and host communities.
Government of Japan grants US $1,173,000 to IOM Sudan for continued assistance to returnees, South Sudanese Refugees, IDPs and host communities
The Government of Japan has allocated a total of US $1,173,000 in support of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) operations in Sudan. The generous contribution of the amount of US$600,000 will go towards supporting the reintegration project in North and South Darfur States, and US $573,000 towards community stabilization as part of the Humanitarian and Development Nexus project in West Kordofan. Under the reintegration project the funds will enable support to the return and reintegration of internally displace persons (IDPs) and cross border Sudanese returnees from the neighboring countries such as Chad and Central African Republic, to El-Fasher rural area, in North Darfur and Um Dafog locality in South Darfur through improved accesses to basic services, community infrastructures and livelihood activities.
Rapid Response Fund (RRF) awards Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA) $82,973 for Protection Assistance in East Jebel Marra
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Rapid Response Fund (RRF) funded by USAID/OFDA, has awarded a sub-grant of $82,973.15 to the national NGO Sudanese Development Call Organization (NIDAA) to provide protection assistance to 4,280 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Leiba village in East Jabel Marra locality, South Darfur state, Sudan. East Jebel Marra has in the recent past been engulfed in constant conflicts and inter-tribal fighting triggered by competition over scarce resources, mainly water and pasture, resulting in mass displacement of people. Following the eruption of clashes in January 2016, over 29,000 people were internally displaced from Jebel Marra locality to Kass, Mershing, Manawashei, Otash and El Malam IDP camps and other gathering sites within South Darfur state, according to an inter-agency assessment report conducted in September 2017 by UN Agencies and other humanitarian partners in Sudan.
IOM and the Sudan Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources sign MoU to strengthen collaboration in regards to Climate Change and Human Mobility programming
IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR) in Sudan signed a first ever formalized agreement between a government and IOM to boost cooperation on migration, environment and climate change related issues within the framework of Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC). Representing the Government of Sudan was the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and Urban Development Dr. Hassan Abdul Qader Hilal, who signed the memorandum of understanding. “We appreciate the role played by the specialized UN organizations and wish to strengthen the joint cooperation between the Higher Council for the Environment and the International Organization for Migration to build the capacities of Sudan in the areas of combating climate change and early warning of disasters,” he said
IOM Distributes Emergency Shelters and Non-Food items to 1,000 families in Shangel Tobay, North Darfur
With generous funding support from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), IOM began distributing Emergency Shelters and Non-Food items to 1,000 vulnerable families (4,500 individuals) with the assistance of Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) in Shangel Tobay IDP camps, North Darfur. The distribution came as a result of an assessment carried out by the IOM DTM/ESNFI team in coordination with Dar El Salam Development Association that lasted from 26th to 28th of January. The families were selected based on their vulnerability and included unaccompanied elders, people with special needs, single females and single parents many of which were protracted IDPs.